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The Veil takes its name from the Veil of the Temple, which according to the synoptic gospels (Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45) was torn asunder at the moment of Christ's death upon the cross. The symbolic significance of this event is alluded to in St Paul in his Epistle to the Hebrews (6:19; 9:3; 10:20). To St Paul, the Veil is the Body of Christ, the Corpus Natum, and his death marks the end and accomplishment of his earthly ministry. Everything that follows, from the Resurrection to the Ascension, is presented in of a strictly supernatural significance.

The rending of the veil therefore speaks of the end of a formal separation between creature and Creator, a separation signified by the veil (or vail) of the temple, which stood before the Holy of Holies, the place of the Divine Indwelling (shekinah). Now not just the High Priest but the whole of humanity is called into this indwelling, "to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh" (Hebrews 10:19-20).

By passing through the veil we enter into a communion, the one body with Christ, the Mystical Body or Corpus Mysticum and by such we are called to contemplate the Mysteries of Christian Revelation, in a manner which is catholic in its universality and orthodox in its conformity to the deposit of faith as founded in Apostolic Tradition. As such the Veil follows the counsel of Christ, Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you (Luke 11:9)"

 



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(to be posted shortly) Esoterism
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